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Elaine Ménard

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor

Contact Information
Phone: 
514-398-3363
Email address: 
elaine [dot] menard [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Degree(s): 
  • PhD Information Science, École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information, Université de Montréal
  • MSI (Masters in Information Science), École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information, Université de Montréal
  • MA (Masters in Translation), Université de Montréal
  • BA (Translation), Université de Montréal
Graduate supervision: 

Postdoctoral Researcher:

  • Dr. Alexandre Fortier 
Research areas: 
Image indexing & retrieval
Information organization
Information retrieval (cross-language)
Multimedia documents
Current research: 

2016-2019

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Insight Grant
DOLMEN: Données Ouvertes Liées : Musée et Environnement numérique
Principal Investigator: Elaine Ménard

2011-2016

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Standard Research Grant
Modeling of an Interface Dedicated to Digital Image Retrieval in a Bilingual Context
Principal Investigator: Elaine Ménard

2010-2013

Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture (FQRSC)
Établissements de nouveaux professeurs-chercheurs
Development of a taxonomy for the indexing of digital ordinary images in a multilingual retrieval context
Principal Investigator: Elaine Ménard

Selected publications: 

For additional information, please refer to the full CV, above.

Journal articles

Ménard, E. and J. Dorey (2016). SINCERITY: A search engine for image retrieval ―"One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple."" ― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums. Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, 40 (2), 100-23. 

Ménard, E. et al. (2016). A second life for TIIARA: from bilingual to multilingual! Knowledge Organization, 43 (1), 22-34

Ménard, E. and V. Girouard (2015). Image retrieval with SINCERITY: a search engine designed for our multilingual  world! OCLC Systems and Services, 31 (4), 204-18.

Ménard, E. and J. E. Beaudoin (2015). La muséologie au sein des sciences de l'information : Utopie ou valeur ajoutée ? Documentation et bibliothèques, 61 (2/3), 76-84.

Beaudoin, J. E. and E. Ménard (2015). Objects of human desire: the organization of pornographic videos on free  websites. Knowledge Organization, 42 (2), 90-101.

Neugebauer, T. and E. Ménard (2015). SINCERITY: the making of a search engine for ordinary images. OCLC Systems and Services, 31 (3), 112-124.

Ménard, E and J. Dorey (2014). TIIARA: A new bilingual taxonomy for image indexing ― “All things are difficult before they are easy.” ― Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732. Knowledge Organization, 41 (2), 113-22.

Ménard, E. and N. Khashman (2014). Image retrieval behaviours: The real users are leading the way. Library Hi Tech, 32 (1), 50-68.

Ménard, E. and M. Smithglass (2014). Digital image access: An exploration of the best practices of online resources. Library Hi Tech, 32 (1), 98-119.

Ménard, E. (2013). TIIARA for an IDOL: Indexing adventure of a small digital image collection, The Indexer, 31 (1), 2-11.             

Alepin, S. and E. Ménard (2013). Référence virtuelle, clavardage et messagerie instantanée : compétences requises et rôle éducatif du bibliothécaire, Documentation et bibliothèques, 59 (1), 24-35.

Ménard, E. (2012). TIIARA: The “making of” a bilingual taxonomy for retrieval of ordinary images. Library Hi Tech, 30 (4), 643-54.

Ménard, E. (2012). Méthodes et défis du repérage d’images sur le Web : Jean et John cherchent-ils de la même manière ?. Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 7 (1).  http://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/article/view/1863.

Ménard, E. and M. Smithglass (2012). Digital image description: A review of best practices in cultural institutions. Library Hi Tech, 30 (1), 291-309.

Ménard, E. (2011). Chicken or egg theory: Do we truly know how they search?, The Indexer, 29 (4), 150-156.

Ménard, E. (2011). Bibliothèques et accès à l’information multilingue : pour en finir avec Babel, Documentation et bibliothèques, 57 (4), 205-11.

Ménard, E. (2011). Study on search behaviours of image users: A case study of museum objects, Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 6 (1). http://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/article/view/1433/2079.

Book chapters

Ménard, E. (2012). Multilingual taxonomy development for ordinary images: Issues and challenges. In Indexing and Retrieval of Non-Text Information, D. Rasmussen Neal (ed.). München, De Gruyter   Saur, 40-58.

Ménard, E. (2012). Formulation de requêtes pour le repérage d’images : une étude comparative de quatre groupes linguistiques. In L’organisation des connaissances, dynamisme et stabilité, Traité des sciences et techniques de l’information, Mustafa Widad El Hadi (ed.). Paris,  Hermès-Lavoisier, 279-89. Collection : Structuration de l’information. 

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings

Ménard, E., N. Khashman and J. Dorey (2016). TIIARA: A language tool for bridging the language gap. In 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2016, Toronto, Ontario,  17-22 July 2016.  Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 9747, pp. 386-95. Berlin, Springer.

Khashman, N. and E. Ménard (2014).  A study of cultural reflection in Egyptian government websites. In  A. Marcus (ed.), 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2014, Heraklion, Greece, 22-27 June, 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 8518, pp. 139-147, Berlin, Springer.

Ménard, E. (2014). Repérage d’images : en quête d’un nouveau modèle. In J. Boustany, E. Broudoux, G. Chartron (eds.), Diversification et renouvellement des médiations, Actes de la 4ème conférence Document numérique et société, Zagreb, Croatia, April 29-30 2013, Collection "Information & Stratégie", De Boeck Editions, pp. 207-20.

Ménard, E., N. Khashman and J. Dorey (2013). Two solitudes revisited: A cross-cultural exploration of online image searchers behaviours. In A. Marcus (ed.), 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2013, Las Vegas, NV, July 21-26, 2013. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 8013, pp. 79-88, Berlin, Springer.

Peer-reviewed abstracts

Ménard, E. and M. Smithglass (2012). Babel revisited: A taxonomy for ordinary images  indexing in a bilingual retrieval context. In Alan Gilchrist and Judi Vernau (Eds.), Facets of Knowledge Organization: Proceedings Of The ISKO UK Second Biennial Conference, 4th - 5th July, 2011, London. London, Emerald Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Guest edited special issues

Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science (2015), with Fidelia Ibekwe SanJuan. The participatory Web - Trends and practices in the world of libraries, archives, and museums, 39 (3/4).

Documentation et Bibliothèque (2012). Normes et normalisation, 58 (3).

    Selected talks and presentations: 

    Khashman, N., E. Ménard  and J. Dorey (2016). TIIARA:. A language tool for bridging the language gap. 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2016, Toronto, Ontario,  July 22, 2016

    Dorey, J. and E. Ménard (2016). Beyond Archival Intelligence: towards increased access and use of digital  archives by undergraduate students. The Eighth annual Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI)  2016, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, July 8-12, 2016.

    Dorey, J. and E. Ménard (2016). Beyond Archival Intelligence: towards increased access and use of digital  archives by undergraduate students. Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2016, University of Zadar, Zadar,  Croatia,  June 13-17, 2016.

    Ménard. E. and J. Dorey (2016). DOLMEN: a linked open data model for museum objects. Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2016, University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia, 13-17 june 2016.

    Ménard. E. and J. Dorey (2015). SINCERITY: A new bilingual search engine for image retrieval in a bilingual context. Time is of the essence: Organizing people, data, information and knowledge as memory and  participation,  CAIS/ACSI 2013, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, June 3-5, 2015.

    Ménard, E. (2015). SINCERITY : Un recours pour la recherche d'images en contexte bilingue. Journée d’étude sur les bibliothèques numériques, Centre de recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Technologies Émergentes, Université de Montréal, 26 février 2015.

    Ménard, E. (2015). Le traitement des images. Laboratoire d'informatique Avignon (LIA), Centre d'enseignement et de recherche en informatique, Université d'Avignon, 5 février 2015.

    Ménard, E. (2015). L'indexation et le repérage d'images. Conférence organisée dans le cadre du cycle de conférences "Bibliothèque & international", École Nationale Supérieure des Sciences de l'Information et des Bibliothèques, Université de Lyon, 21 janvier 2015.

    Beaudoin, J.E. and E. Ménard (2014). The P-Project: Scope notes and literary warrant required! Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium, University of Toronto, 18 October, 2014.

    Khashman, N. and E. Ménard (2014). A study of cultural reflection in Egyptian government websites. 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2014, Heraklion, Greece, 22-27 June, 2014.

    Ménard, E.  and T. Neugebauer (2014). SINCERITY: Designing a new bilingual search engine for image retrieval. International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO) 2014, Cracow, Poland, 19-22 May, 2014.

    Ménard, E. (2014). TIIARA – a bilingual taxonomy for image indexing and retrieval: Wonders will never cease. International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO) 2014, Cracow, Poland, 19-22 May, 2014.

    Ménard, E., N. Khashman and J. Dorey (2013). Two solitudes revisited: A cross-cultural exploration of online image searchers behaviours. 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 21-26, 2013.

    Ménard, E. (2013). Image indexing: TIIARA, a bilingual taxonomy to the rescue! Indexing Society of Canada Conference 2013, Halifax, NS, June 8-9, 2013.

    Ménard, E. (2013). Repérage d’images : en quête d’un nouveau modèle. 4th Conference Digital Document and Society, Zagreb, Croatia, April 29-30, 2013.

    Ménard, E. (2013). Taxonomy for image indexing: It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage. In Questioning the visual: Research methods and the problem of perception (SIG-VIS), Panel. Beyond the Cloud - Rethinking Information Boundaries, Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, November 1-6, 2013.

    Ménard, E. (2013). Digital Liaisons: Engaging with Digital Curation Theory and Practice (SIG-DL), Panel. Beyond the Cloud - Rethinking Information Boundaries, Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, November 1-6, 2013.